Daphne du Maurier 3038
Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
My broad research interests are in the field of evolution, ecology and behaviour. In particular, I am interested in the evolution of social behaviour and communication. Currently, I am working with Professor Jeremy Field’s research group investigating the origin of sociality, using social insects as model species. In addition to large-scale field experiments, the project involves a molecular approach, using microsatellite genotyping to assign relatedness and transcriptomics to look at gene expression between queens and workers. As a technician, I am responsible for the day-to-day running of experiments, conducting fieldwork and molecular laboratory management.
As an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, I also enjoy teaching and inspiring others through outreach.